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06.20.2005

First Ever PinotDays Festival, June 24-26

Most serious wine drinkers in the Bay Area have heard of ZAP, the annual smorgasbord of Zinfandel that takes place at Fort Mason in the winter. Well someone decided that it was about time that another California grape ought to get some attention, and PinotDays was born.

Taking place this weekend, starting Friday afternoon and continuing through Sunday, over 100 Pinot Noir producers from all over California and around the world will descend on Fort Mason to celebrate and showcase their wines.

Events for the weekend include sit-down tastings on Friday with selected winemakers, the main Festival on Saturday, and a winemaker Brunch on Sunday.

Tickets and more information are available at www.pinotdays.com

PinotDays Festival
Public Tasting June 25th 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fort Mason Festival Pavilion
Tickets: $35

Comments (5)

Jack wrote:
06.20.05 at 7:19 PM

The Pinot Days Festival should be a lot of fun! They have an excellent group of pinot producers pouring. I like, too, that two top Burgundy importers (North Berkeley Imports and Martin's Wines) will be bringing wines to taste.

Jamie Kutch wrote:
06.21.05 at 7:46 AM

I can't wait!!!

I even plan to go to bed early on Friday night so I am fresh for Saturday..

Those winery's attending:

A.P. VIN Alfaro Family Vineyard Ampelos Cellars Arcadian Winery August West Bouchaine Vineyards
Brogan Cellars Brown Forman Wines Byron Vineyard & Winery Calera Wine Capiaux Cellars Carrefour Vineyards
Casa Vinicola Castle Winery Chasseur Wines Chateau St. Jean Clos Saron Copeland Creek Crushpad Dain Wines Davis Bynum Winery DeLoach Vineyards Domaine Alfred Donum Estate
Dutch Bill Creek Winery Dutton-Goldfield Winery Elkhorn Peak Cellars
Elliott Family Cellars Eno Wines Eric Kent Wine Cellars Esterlina Winery Etude Wines Failla Winery Fiddlehead Cellars Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery Freeman Winery George Wine Company Goldeneye Winery Gryphon Wines
Gundlach Bundschu Winery Hagafen Cellars Hamel Wines Handley Cellars Hanzell Vineyards Hartford Winery
Hirsch Vineyard and Winery Hitching Post Wines Inman Family Wines
J. Wilkes Joseph Swan Vineyards Keller Estates Kingston Family Vineyards Kosta Browne Winery Loring Wine Company Lost Canyon Winery MacMurray Ranch MacPhail Family Wines
Mahoney Vineyards Marguerite Ryan Cellars Marimar Torres Estate
Martine's Wines, Inc. Mon Lis Morgan Winery Nicholson Ranch Winery North Berkeley Imports Northwest Wines, Ltd. Old World Winery Papapietro Perry Winery Paraiso Vineyards
Patz & Hall Wine Company Pellegrini Family Vineyards Perbacco Cellars
Point Concepcion Wines Porter Creek Vineyards Raye's Hill Vineyard and Winery ROAR Winery Robert Bath Imports Robert Hunter Winery
Rodney Strong Vineyards Roessler Cellars Row Eleven Wine Company
Saintsbury Savannah Chenelle Vineyards Schug Carneros Estate Winery Siduri Wines Skewis Wines Sonoma Coast Vineyards Stephen Ross Wine Cellars Talisman Cellars Tandem Winery Tantara Winery TAZ Vineyards Testarossa Vineyards Thomas Fogarty Winery Toulouse Vineyards/Oak Arbor Winery Truchard Vineyards Tudor Wines Vision Cellars Whetstone Wine Cellars
WillowBrook Cellars Woodenhead

Should be plenty to keep me busy.

06.21.05 at 4:26 PM

Jamie (and Vinography)!

Feel free to swing by my table. I'll be pouring a Dutton Ranch pinot and some Santa Lucia Highlands pinot. I might just have something under the table :D

Alder might even provide some "relief" pouring so I can taste a few...

Cheers,
Sasha
Eno Wines

Jamie Kutch wrote:
06.22.05 at 12:05 PM

I look forward to it Sasha. Andrew Vingiello says nothing but great things about you and I look forward to meeting. Be well and see you on Saturday.
- Jamie

06.23.05 at 2:26 PM

Jamie,

Likewise, looking forward to meeting you. We met briefly at Hospice du Rhone thanks to Brian Loring. See you Saturday!

Cheers,
Sasha

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